Tuesday, October 9, 1984
Lack Of Aid Affects Med Students (CPS) A student graduating from medical school this year will probably already be some $26,400 in debt, a new study by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) says. Based on its findings, the AAMC warns that skyrocketing tuition, along with financial aid cutbacks, may soon keep all but the children of the rich from attending medical school. The concern over med student debts closely parallels college financial aid experts' fears that all students are falling dangerously far into debt to finance their college educations. Officials say the recent restructuring of federal financial aid programs has forced many students to rely on loans, rather than grants, to pay for college. And while the debt problem threatens all college students, medical students are becoming especially
Longwood College Farmville, Virginia
vulnerable, according to the AAMC study. Tuition has doubled or tripled at most medical schools in recent years, already locking out many middle - and lower class students, according to the study, which was conducted by a panel of 18 medical school deans. This year, the average medical school graduate left school with more than $26,400 in debts, the study shows, a 10.8 percent increase over last year. Over eight percent - one out of every 12 - left school owing more than $50,000. "If this trend continues," the study says, "many students may be denied the opportunity to study medicine. A medical education may become an opportunity restricted to the affluent." Only 12 percent of this year's med students graduated without debt, compared to 14 percent in 1983. — cont pg 8, col 3
OCPP Helps Students Win Jobs by Lori Foster When you graduate from Longwood chances are employers will not be hunting you down and good jobs will not be falling out of the sky. Finding a good job doesn't just happen, you have to make it happen. Here at Longwood on the second floor of S. Ruffner we have the Office of Career Planning and Placement, who will help you do just that, find a job. The OCPP Staff, directed by Niki Falls and her assistant. Linda Dove, is always willing to assist you. The services of the office are voluntary. A student does not have to take advantage of it in order to graduate, therefore too many students put off the early effort and being their own job search only after they have left school. Students do not realize they will need some guidance or instruction until it is too late. Seventy-five percent of the seniors use the office someway, however.
Fallis suggests that the underclass students should begin to participate in informational interviews and programs as early as possible. The OCPP is not an employment agency, they simply teach students how to use their services so they can correctly go about finding a job. However, many times matches are made between students and employers as a result of using the office. There is a large variety
of services that the OCPP makes available to all students. They provide career information, assist students in career decisions through individual counseling and group seminars, and provide job search strategy workshops, just to name a few. Fallis "encourages students to keep up with the activities of the office by notices appearing in the Rotunda, the campus cont pg 8. col. 1
Catalinas Prepare For Performance The Catalina's, Longwood's synchronized swimming club, will present "Dive-In Theater" October 13 for their Oktoberfest performance. Show times are 1:30, 2:00 and 2:30 at Lancer Pool. Admission is 50 r^ents.
Longwood Students Free w/ID General Admission $ 5.50
In Jarman Auditorium • Oct. 11-13 • 8 p.m
"Dive-In Theater," the movie theme for the program, presents five routines choreographed to "There's No Stoppin' Us". "Up Where We Belong", "Ghostbusters", "I'm Free", and "What A; Feeling". The finale, a salute to the 1984 Summer Olympics where sychronized swimming made a debut, includes all members of the club swimming to the music of "Olympic Fanfare and Theme". The Catalina's have 20 members and are coached and advised by Health and Physical Education Instructor, Cindy Peake Heath. Officers for 1984-85 are Susan Drewry, President; Suzy Crothers, VicePresident; Ellen Brown, Secretary; Cheryl Evans, Treasurer; and Leslie Wright and Kathryn Schrader, Historians. New members joining the club are Donna Armento, Suzanne Evans, Joey Faries, Amy Gahs, Linda Mahan, Anne Mackenchnie, Anne Undrhill. and Laura Ziegler. Returning members are Debbie Bucsko, Laura Clark, Gloria Cliff, Sue Craven, Mindy Robinson and Jana Wells.
THE ROTUNDA/Tuesday, October 9, 11
Mondale-Reagan Debate Shows Difference
ROTUNDA Longwood College Editor-in-Chief Jeff Abernathy Special Selections Editor Eric Houseknecht Copy Editor Alicia Ashton Fine Arts Editor Jerry Dagenhart Campaign Editor Frank Raio Sports Editor Kelly Sickler Business Manager Mike Harris Advertising Manager Tony Crute Ad Assistant Joan Dolinger Distribution Manager Lori Foster Staff Barrett Baker Tracy Coleman Vince Decker Pablo Duke Fred Edson Mark Holland Curt Walker Published weekly during the College year with the exception ot Holidays and examinations periods by the students ot Longwood College. Farmville. Virginia Opinions expressed are those ol the weekly Editorial Board and its columnists, and do not necessarily reflect the views ol the student body or the administration Letters to the Editor are welcomed They must be typed, signed and sumitted to the Editor by the Friday preceding publication date All letters are subject to editing Send letters to: THE ROTUNDA Box 1133
I had the rare opportunity Sunday evening of drinking with six of Longwood's most conservative students. A truly weird scene it was, too; what with al I these button-down, khaki people. I felt something like Jesse Jackson might if he were to be magically zapped into the height of the Farmville Republicans' weekly bridge match. A desparate, evil situation it was. and I was forced to call on all my powers of reservation to keep from jumping up on the tables, beating my chest, and advocating National Health Insurance at the top of my lungs. We were gathered for the Mondale-Reagan debate, and I suppose that I was invited as the token Democrat, although I had thedistinct impression that two or three of these freaks wanted to sacrifice me after the gig, in honor of what they were sure would be Reagan's thorough trouncing of Mondale. When I told them that Mondalewasasure thing, they laughed and began to mutter something about "four more years" among themselves. With a half-hour to go before show-time, every one of 'em was getting hostile, and I tried to melt into the sickly yellow walls of the room to avoid provocation of any sort. Lori. the girl who had invited me in the first place, was out at Par-Bil's picking up our second case of Budweisers. and the other five had no sympathy whatsoever for my plight. When Lori finally got back, all was calm again, and she sat down to talk about the debate. "So you don't really think Mondale's got a chance, do you?" She was about to burst out laughing 'cause she knew what a spot she'd put me in, leaving me alone with all of those inebriated crazies. "Against that geriatric cow?"l asked, my voice full of disgust. "Mondale can't lose... Did Kennedy have a chance against Nixon? Can Superman save Lois Lane? Is baseball American?" Themes of patriotism raced through my brain .. .President Walter Mondale... New direction for America. Wow. Naturally, Lori didn't agree with me, and she was none too happy a minute later when I said that Reagan was a raving lunatic whose chief desire -and probably talent- was to sing "This Land is Your Land" arm-in-arm with Smokey the Bear on a thirty-second TV spot. However, she remained calm until the beginning of the debate.
What really bugged me at the beginning was old Barba Walters; she was just too annoying, though she did get a good shot for America's journalists. Can't they g somebody like Cronkite for these things? Anyway, once i the intros and compliments were done with, everyone g settled for a real hoe-down. Lori brought out a cold six-pac and we watched as Reagan slithered his way through h first question. He was babbling something about the reason r couldn't get a balanced budget by 1983, like he promise when the camera first cut to Mondale, who was chucklir over Reagan's gibberish. "YEAH-all rightl-go,Fritz, go!!" I screamed as tr camera cut back to the President. Before my elation wÂŁ over, a half-full can of Budweiser whizzed by my ear ar crashed into the coffee table. I ducked and took cov behind a giant bean-bag frog of Lori's. When Mondale finally got his first question, his TV a dience in Louisville, where the debate was held, was goir wild when he spoke: "I am not going to cut out of soci security, medicare [or] student assistance..."Whereupc Denice, Lori's roommate, hollered some nasty words at tr TV screen and turned around to snarl at me. Safely behir the giant frog, I said nothing. As the debate went on, I began to realize that somethir was really strange: while Reagan, the media-proclaime 'TV President', was often edgy and dull (remarkably lih Carter in the '80 debates), Mondale seemed full of vigo unlike the Mondale I thought would show up forthe debat He had crawled out of his shell and taken on anew vitalit He took the upper hand early, and he used a trick ( Reagan's, saying that, when he thought of the Presiden he was"reminded a little bit of what Will Rogers once sai about Herbert Hoover,'it's not what he doesn't know the bothers me .. . it's what he knows for sure that just ain so.'" Just as soon as he said that, of course, I leaped for cov( as the beer cans came flying. "Tell 'em Fritz!" I yelled a the room broke into a frenzy. A minute later, though, everyone settled down to he Reagan speak: "I have instructed my cabinet members a' staff that [on any issue which comes before me], they a not to bring up any of the political ramifications that mig surround the issue. I don't want to hear them ..." AmiG flurry of exaltations which reminded me of a Baptist pray meeting, I began to lose control. Tears were rolling dov my face and I was in hysterics on the floor. I didn't even g a word in before Lori dropped the frog on my head. Throughout the ninety-minute debate, Reagan tried take the thunder back from Mondale, but he was never re; ly able to do it. "I wasn't going to say this... but... the you go again," heexclaimed usingthe same phrase whi< he has used to his advantage in debating Carter four ye^ ago. This time, however, it wasn't successful. Reagan's speeches, though they were at time dramati quite often sounded hollow. Mondale successfully debat< his viewpoints such as those on abortion, whereas Reag; appeared to be the narrow-minded President which I many of his actions in office have proven him to be. Tf President was unable to successfully defend his party platform plank which would require federal judges publicly acknowledge their respect for the 'sanctity human life'. In general, the President wasn't able to brir himself across as the gun-slinging tough guy we'know'', is. Lori even agreed on that point, but the rest of the groi wasn't able to admit it. No one could quite figure out what happened to Walt Mondale on Sunday night. It doesn't even matter reall What's important is that for the first time, he was able strongly convey the strength of his convictions and tf need for the utilization of those convictions. He shed tt image of the dull, former vice-president, and he took on tl image of a tough, strong-minded candidate who wou make an intelligent Chief Executive. Lori, however, wasn't in complete agreement when I to her that Mondale would be our next president. She sa something to one of her friends, and, before I knew it, I w; running like a madman with six staunch conservative close at my heels. --MJ/
THE ROTUNDA/Tuesday, October 9, 1984
Your Turn Rotunda Advisor Comments To The Editor: In recent days, I've been asked why I don't keep a tighter rein on the college paper. There are a number of reasons. The most important is that it's not my job. I'm forbidden by tradecraft to edit copy, and by law to censor it, even were I inclined to do so, which I'm not. Let it be said that no member of the administration has so much as hinted that I should. But let it be added that the paper has had four advisors in four semesters. This is not the way to establish the continuity any publication needs. Such a debacle may be laid directly at the door of the administration, which two years ago responded to another controversy in an incoherent manner whose ill-considered consequences are with us yet. This feckless game of musical chairs -- which featured off-campus advisors rendering ill-focused
advise -- had its origins in the year I spent on leave, when the Rotunda (according to whom you listen to), either fulfilled its reportorial mandate with agressive elan or disgraced itself with gutter journalism. I'm too far from the facts to know them, but I do know that for the past 12 months I've been kept spinning like a top while various deans and vicepresidents took turns rehiring and re-firing me as soon as one got wind of what another was up to. Call it a salutary lesson in realpoliitik, in which the was between candor and caution is ever unequal. Despite all this, the paper thrives -- a tribute to its student staff, who have done their work while all too many of its elders were able even to get a grip on theirs. Sincerely, W.C. Woods Advisor, the Rotunda
Greek/Indepen den ce Weighed Dear Editor: This is written in respoonse to the letter Check Ebbetts, and the events surrounding the pointless debate concerning the merit of Longwood Greek Organizations. Surely the letter was just an angry attempt or possible a humorous attempt to reciprocate on the editorial written by Jeff Abernathy. The editorial written by Abernathy sparked a backlash of pro-Greek sentiment expressed on the October 2 Rotunda letters page. This was duly expected, by Ebbetts' article does little more than to
feed the fire. Being an independent and not affliated with the Rotunda I thought I might humbly defend Independents while offering a moderate rationalization of the debated non-issue. In contrast to Chuck I don't believe Greek Organizations at Longwood can truly be equated with any form of ancient Greek culture. The only thing Hellenic about the local Greeks are the letters they wear on their assorted garments. After a quick history of the orgins of Fraternities we are in-
Policy Stated For "Your Turn" The Rotunda policy on our "Your Turn" column is as follows: — No letters will be published anonymously. All letters must have name, room number and if possible, phone number marked clearly on the page. — All letters should be typed or printed legibly. In either case, they must be double spaced.
— No letter will be published if it contains false information; nor will a letter be published if it is slanderous or libelous to any person or group. All letters are subject to editing and grammatical correction. If you wish your letter to be printed in full or not at all, write "Full" in the bottom left hand corner.
Disagreement With Last Week's Letter To the Editor: This letter is in response to the editorial written by a certain Miss Linda B. Chamber in the October 2nd. edition of the Rotunda. Miss Chamber made several comments on subjects that I wish to discuss and has given me reason to think on those subjects quite carefully. I plan to go over her letter here in the hope that my observations may give her some reason to re-think her positions. I first wish to comment on her assumption that only those who have been "born again" are true Christians. Miss Chamber, true Christians have no need to be "born again" because they are already Christians. Miss Chamber, a Christian is defined as "a person professing belief in Jesus as the Christ, or in the religion based on the teachings of Jesus" (from Webster's New World Dictionary). I wonder what you were before you were
"born again"? I now would like to say a few words concerning homosexuality. Miss Chamber has given us many fine examples of Biblical condemnation of homosexuality and I must say that I am impressed with her learning, however, I wish to further her education in the religion that she has been "born again" into. Miss Chamber, a true Christian would not fight a person's desire to be a homosexual. A true Christian would pray for his/her soul not in the hope that the person's homosexuality will not spread. A true Christian would accept the person as he/she is and try to understand him/her. A true Christian is a person who helps others with problems, not a person who creates them. Homosexuality is not a disease Miss Chamber, it i« a willful choice made by people who prefer their own sex to the opposite sex.
Homosexuals are not living in an adominable lifestyle, they are living in THEIR lifestyle. A true Christian would know this and would try to make their life as easy as possible because they are persecuted by people like yourself. You ask why they are having so much trouble "coming out of the closet" and I would answer you by saying that it is people like you, with the misguided notion that they have the right to make people conform to their own idea of what is right, that is keeping the homosexual in the closet. You, Miss Chamber, and those who think like you do are the ones who are keeping the homosexual from becoming an open part of society. Homosexuals are people, Miss Chamber, and deserved to be treated with respect. They have made the choice to be who they are and they will be responsible to GOD for that choice. NOBODY, here on
earth, has the right to treat them like condemned people because only GOD can condemn and nobody here should presume to judge others for HIM. You should go back and study the text of your new religion (the Bible) and read what it has to say about people who make judgement on others and what it says about selfrightousness, it may do you some good. I also wish to comment on the last part of her letter concerning "THE LETTER". Why would you ever thank GOD for censorship? Freedom of the press is one of our Constitional rights and probably our most important right next to freedom of speech. Mr. Wall did not show good judgement in trying to censure that article. Mr. Wall decided that he was above the law and had the power to delete items from that article that he had no right to delete. If we had allow■ '
[iq 4, i
formed that Fraternities can help you through the "best times of your life." This, only happens after you mystically discover the "direct advantages" that Ebbets forgot to list. For someone who is "socially unskilled, culturally underdeveloped," has an "inbred fear of rejection" and is a known "God damned Idiot" this letter by defintion should be physiologically impossible. The facts are that the Greeks need money to survive, and to become a fullmember of the organization must be accomplished monetarily. Some, Greek organizations seem more prestigious than others, and seem more discriminatory in value judgements made on people's lifestyles and appearances. Whatever the case if you have the money and want to join, chances are that you won't have much difficulty in finding a group to accept you. Only a precious few ever get blackballed or quit once they join. Ebbetts' mumbo - jumbo about "inbred fear of rejection" really amused me. I suppose you can conquer the fear by simply supplying your favorite bunch of guys or gals with a few bills. I submit that he has the "rejection theory" backwards. It would seem that people who join Greek Organizations because their friends already have, need to feel secure in a group, or just need a party gang are people possession elements of the fear of rejection. Abernathy slapped the Greeks on campus, and we all expected a reciprocal swing. Ebbetts responded not by repudiating Abernathy, but by reckless accusations against the Independent Student Body. Behind this non-issue is the principle that I thought was self-evident: Anyone may join, but no one has to. Some of the basic precepts associated with the founding of this country were based on principles supporting individualism and freedom of choice. As long as the Greeks don't interfere with my immuntable natural rights, then everything is hunky-dory. Nothing is going to change the fact that GreeKs have long-stanoing traditions at colleges all over this nation, Longwood being no exception. Let's stop beating a dead horse. Bruce Sauza
1 THE ROTUNDA/Tuesday, October 9, 1984
A Modest Solution - Commentary by Eric T. Houseknecht This being an election year, discussions all over campus, and for that fact all over the country, have turned to politics and today's "issues" as thousands of otherwise normal students feign political awareness and genuine concern for the state of our nation. Questions are being raised as to how well President Reagan can meet the needs of our citizesn, especially owing to his steadfast refusal to raise taxes. Mr. Reagan's tax reforms are being heavily criticized by the Democrats as favoring the right and doing nothing to help the needy. Many of today's more outspoken champions of democracy seem to feel that the poor need more tax breaks, while the rich, so often blessed with loopholes, need to be taxes more heavily. However, the plight of the poor extends far beyond material matters. In order to find an appropriate solution to the tax problem, let us take a broader look at the dilema of the poor. The poor are, for the most part, an unhappy lot. Often cold, invariably short of cash, frequently hungry, they unquestionably have grounds for complaint and few would dispute this. In general, the poor are deprived of most of the things that comprise that which is called "the good life" or "the American standard of living". This state of affairs has been duly noted by both the government and the governed, and much as been done in an attempt to alleviate the situation. Wherever a lack has been perceived a solution has been proposed. No money? Welfare. No apartment? Public housing. No breakfast? Food stamps. It's obvious that the poor need help. The unpoor are willing to help them - some excessively so. For those unpoor genuinely dedicated to good works, the non-material problems of the poor are obvious. I should like to make it immediately clear that I am not about to expound on the universal human need for love and affection. As far as I can tell, the poor get all the love and affection they can
possibly handle. The concept of an unsuitable marriage obviously started somewhere. No, I am speaking here of needs of a social nature. In order that you might gain a better understanding of this matter, I offer by way of illustration an imaginary dinner party given by a member of the unpoor for his peers, you among them. You choose to accompany you a needy friend. He lacks the proper attire. You accomadate him from your own wardrobe. Your host provides ample food and drink. Your friend is momentarily happy. He feels unpoor, you feel generous, your host feels gracious, good will abounds. For just an instant, you toy with the idea that poverty could be completely eradicated by the simple act of including the poor in the dinner plans of the unpoor. Coffee is served. The talk becomes earnest. The conversation, as is its wont, turns to tax problems. It is at this point. I assure you, that as far as the poor person on your left is concerned, the party is over. Suddenly he feels poor again. Worse than poor - left out. He has not tax problems. And under the present system he will remain in this degrading position for the rest of his poverty. As long as he is poor he will be without tax problems, and as long as he is without tax problems, let us not forget, he will also be without tax
benefits. And they call this a democracy. A democracy, when one man is in a fifty percent bracket and his dinner companion is in no bracket at all. It isn't enough that a man has no food, no clothing, no roof over his head. No, he also has no accountant, no investment lawyer, no deductions, no loopholes, and very likely no receipts. This is, of course, unconscionable, and now that you hvae been apprised of the situation, it is unthinkable that it go on one minute longer - certainly not if we call our society an equitable one. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem. Tax the poor. Heavily. No halfway measures. No crumbs from rich man's table. I mean tax. Fifty percent bracket, property, capital gains, inheritance the works. The point many will be quick to raise is that the
Your Turn '
from pg 3
Disagreement With Letter ed this to happen we would have thrown away one of the dearest rights that our Founding Fathers fought and suffered for. Mr. Wall tried to violate our civil rights and thank GOD that the staff of the Rotunda had the guts to tell him so. Miss Chamber, if you find something in the paper that is offending you, you already have the most ef-
13eeqles » *JU
fective method of selfcensorship that has ever been devised; you can turn the page. Why don't you try that next time. Censorship is an evil, just as assuredly as murder and rape are evil. Censorship deprives the population the opportunity to decide issues themselves. Some people call for censorship of 'obscene' material and they truly believe that it should be banned, but who is to say what is 'obscene'? Would you say that pictures of naked women were obscene? If the answer is yes, and you somehow managed to get all pictures of naked women banned did you know that you would have to ban paintings too, and sculptures as well. Some of the greatest artworks would be banned all because you thought they were obscene. What is obscene to one person is beauty to others. That is just an example but the same principle applies to any other mode of communication and the same arguments apply against any form of censorship. Besides, we could never all agree on who the censor would be. Some would want priests others would want teachers and still others would want somebody else. If we all agreed on what material we wanted censored there would be no need for censorship because there would be no market for the material. As long as any type of material has a market it should be allowed to be published. I believe with all my heart the American people will never allow any form of censureship to be imposed
upon them. I hope and pray that people who think that censureship is the answer to the problems that they see in the media will see the error of they ways before it is to late. I know that this letter will not make people stop persecuting homosexuals and I know that this letter will not make the censureship advocates come to their senses but at least I hope that it will make them think about it a little. I sure hope so. Andrew O'Connor
We've got your basics... MEAT & POTATOES... For The Whole Family!
ICORRM) Family Steak House1
Complete Take-Out Menu Free Banquet Facilities -ft— Drink Refllli OFW: 11 00 A.M. TO 10 PM. SUN. THOU THUtS. 11:00 A.M. TO 11:00 P.M. FM. AND SAT. "Try Our turnout All U ton tut lalad Bar"
Southgate Shopping Center Farmvillo, Va. 392-9567
* ATTENTION LONGWOOD *
Drive a Little...Save a Lot
College Night Every Wednesday Lasagna Special Every Sunday Hours: Monday-Thursday -11 am -2 pm 4:30-10 pm Friday & Saturday 11 am-11 pm Sunday 12-9 pm
The New Slack Shack 4 Miles South of Farmville on Route 15 223-8700 Sportswear • Jeans • Sweaters for Men and Women AT DISCOUNT PRICES Jeans $995 Oxfords $8" Sweaters $12" — FEATURING — DuckHead - Levis - Lands End — Polo -andLL Bean
Rugby Shirts for Everyone!
THE ROTUNDA/Tuesday, October 9, 1984
Play Sponsored By Social Work Department On October 18,1984, the Social Work Department is sponsoring a play entitled "Why Can't I Drink?" This play will be presented by the Family Service of Central Virginia. The performance will take place in the Wynn Building Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. The admission is free for everyone. "Why Can't I Drink?" is a play that touches on such problems as peer pressure, stress, and the other problems related to drinking. The play will also illustrate the symptoms of alcoholism in young people. After the play a discussion led by a trained spokesman for the agency will take place. At this time the audience will have a chance to comment on the ideas presented in the play. Everyone is invited to attend this production and take part in the discussion to follow.
Trading Places: A Review by Tim Fitzgerald October 4-6, the Longwood Student Union presented the movie Trading Places. This movie, which stars Eddie Murphey, Dan Akaroyd, and Jamie Lee Curtis, was shown at 7:00 and 9:00 each night. Judging from the reactions of the sellout crowd on Thursday, Trading Places was a big success at Longwood. In talking with people after the show, I found that the majority of the people in attendance had already seen the movie before. Most of them also felt that the show was as good the second time as it was the first time. It was obvious that most of the people came to see Eddie Murphey. As usual, Murphey did not disappoint his audience. He kept the audience laughing
throughout the entire show. To put it simply, Murphey was his normal, brilliant self. In this movie, Dan Akaroyd proved that his acting career can continue without John Belushi. Although overshadowed by Murphev. Akaroyd also played an important part in the success of this movie. Any Hampden-Sydney student would be proud of Akaroyd's attempt to portray an Ivey League graduate. The only negative comment that I heard about the movie pertained to Jamie Lee Curtis. I overheard one girl asking a friend, "Why does Jamie Lee Curtis take her clothes off in every other scene?" I have to agree with her comment that "she could probably be a good actress if she
Springsteen Review by Kevin Sneed Bruce Springsteen is one of rock's most popular acts. His latest effort, Born in the U.S.A., is the typical Springsteen album. This work fails because it lacks originality. It reinterates the same message he has been attempting to relay over the years. To effectively analyze a Springsteen album, one must separate the artist from the entertainer. Bruce is unquestionably one of rock's greatest performers. His concerts lasts from four to five hours, and the Boss literally wears the audience out. Unfortunately, his album does not reflect his ability to perform. His much is extremely reminescent of that of Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. Bruce's much and style were a welcome relief from the clone bands that existed ten years ago. Springsteen has not progressed artistically; he has produced the same music and lyrics album after album. Bruce attempts to exemplify unflorified lives of ordinary people in Born in the U.S.A. The range of his songs go from that of a Vietnam Vet to steel working towns. Ten years ago, he was writing the same sentiments. I do not intend to downgrade Mr. Springsteen, but he has found a
formula which is successful. Springsteen's lack of originality tarnishes his image as an artist. If the Boss can locate the artistic integrity he possess-
ed ten years ago, then he will be remembered as one of rock's all-time greats, if not he will be doomed to a life performing in the Las Vegas Hilton.
Rescue Squad Needs Students The Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad is seeking volunteers who have a desire to help the Farmville community. Any person who is willing to be on call for approximately 12 hours each week is encouraged to apply for membership. Any students who are already experienced as Emergency Medical Technicians or above are encouraged to volunteer. The Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad is currently comprised of 22 active members. Not only are calls answered in Farmville and Prince Ed-
ward County, but also in parts of Cumberland, Buckingham and Charlotte Counties. While there are seven fire departments who routinely answer calls in these areas, there is only one rescue squad. It responds to an average of 90 calls per month. This is an excellent way to meet other people and to become more involved in what can be your community. For information contact Roy Williams at Southside Community Hospital at 392-8811, extension 187.
did more acting and less stripping." The "sleeper" in this picture was Coleman, the butler. His dry, hidden humor contrasted with the direct, straight forward humor of Murphey and Akaroyd for a pleasant variation of change of pace. Although at times the movie was exagerated and
unrealistic, it was still very entertaining and well worth the one dollar admission fee. Once again the Student Union has done an excellent job in providing the students with a quality movie at a very reasonable price. The next movie to be presented by SUN will be Pink Floyd's The Wall on November 8th and 9th.
College Credit Offered For Health Workshop Longwood College is offering a three-day workshop on women's health and health care the weekend of October 19-21. The workshop program will deal with physical, mental/emotional and social factors related to. women's health. The workshop is sponsored by Longwood's Office of Continuing Studies and the Department of Health. Physical Education and Recreation. It is funded in part by a grant from the Duke University/University of North Carolina Women's Studies Research Center.
Topics to be considered include: mental health of women; female sexuality and reproductive heatlh; breast cancer -- examination and recovery; women and aging; drug use and abuse; fitness, nutrition, and "girth control"; occupational stress, equal opportunity, and dualcareer marriages; rape and spouse abuse; and women as patients and health care consumers. Dr. Sandra K. Cross, assistant professor of health education at Longwood, will direct the . on!
/, i ol
A Special Salute To Geist
and all other Oktoberfest activities! Keep up the school spirit Crute's Farmville, VA
/ SOCKS i HOSIERY
Tk&TasluoyvPost (petow tfo Sufc,~McjQ
• Christmas Room Herb Wreaths • Porcelain Dolls • • Baskets • • Hand dipped Candles • • Williamsburg Soap Balls • Cut & Stenciled Lamp Shades •
THE ROTUNDA/Tuesday, October 9, 1984
Rookie Golfer Named Longwood College Player Of The Week *
Freshman Tina Barrett who fired a 72-79-151 to win the individual title in the ECAC Open Tournament September 29-30, has been named Longwood College Player of the Week for the period September 28-October 5. Player of the Week is chosen by the Longwood College Sports
Information Office. Barrett, a graduate of Perry Hall High School, was the best of 40 golfers representing seven colleges in the 36-hole ECAC Open Tournament at Bryce Resort in Bayse, Virginia. Her first round 72 broke the existing course record for women at Bryce Resort. The rookie golfer also led Longwood to the tournament title, its first since 1981 and first ever over a predominantly Division I field of teams. "Tina has made a consistent contribution to our team score in every tournament," said Longwood coach Barbara Smith. Barrett has a stroke average of 77.1 for eight rounds during her short college career and every round but on has been 79 or lower. She has finished no lower than third in each of Longwood's three tournament appearances.
IAA Update Longwood's Intramural Athletic Association continues this week with the finals of the mens flag football to be held Wednesday, 10/10. The championship game will be between Encore and the Zuchinies who came out of the loser's bracket and defeated Encore once last week. Womens flag football, which consists of 20 teams, started preseason action last week and will begin regular season action on Wednesday, 10/10. Mens bowling is also well underway with only five teams remaining. The Strikers and the Pinheads are in the winners bracket while Encore, Keggers I (SPE) and the Crows (AXP) are still playing in the losers bracket. Finals for bowling will be on either Wednesday, 10/10 or Thursday, 10/11. Entry blanks for indoor soccer are due on Thursday, October 11. Teams should sign up for practices Monday 10/8 through Thursday 10/11 by signing up on the IAA bulletin
board. A mandatory captains meeting will be held on Thursday, 10/11 in the IAA room in Lankford. Anything Goes Relays, a coed fun-for-everyone intramural event, will be held on Monday, October 8. If anyone is interested in officiating volleyball for money, please pick up applications now and turn them in on Thursday, 10/11.
Franchise Enterprises Supports Longwood Athletic Scholarship Program Franchise Enterprises, Inc., of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and owner of Hardee's Restaurant in Farmville, has for the third straight year made a major contribution to the Longwood Athletic Scholarship Program. A gift of $250 will be given to the Athletic Scholarship Fund honoring a Longwood Player of the Game selected after each regular home basketball game this year and announced at the next home game. Hardee's has committed a total of $2,000 in support
Kenneth Fields Awarded Certificates From The Army Longwood junior Kenneth Fields (Largo, MD), a member of the Lancer men's basketball team, has been awarded two certificates for outstanding service to the Defense Communications Agency, a unit of the United States Army. Lieutenant General Winston D. Powers presented the certificates to Fields in special ceremonies in Washington, D.C. Each award has a $100 stipend. Fields was recognized for his work in the Office of Corporate Planning and Integration of the Defense Communications Agency the past two summers. He worked in the computer area of the office. Fields transferred to Longwood tnis semester after finishing at Moberly Junior College in Moberly, Missouri. He averaged 13 points and six rebounds
Lady Lancers Earn Second Place In Tournament At Yale Continuing its strong early season play, Longwood's women's golf team earned a second place finish in the Yale University Invitational Tournament over the weekend. James Madison
of Longwood's men's basketball for this year. Don't miss the special "Hardee's Night" activities in conjunction with the January 16th home game against Randolph-Macon. Hardee's has been the single largest contributor to the Longwood Athletic Scholarship Program over the past three years with a total of $8,000 support over that period. "It is a great benefit to this college and this community when a business home-based elsewhere demonstrates that it is a
finished on top with whi 327-324-651 scored Longwood 340-327-667. Next up for the Lady Lancers is a rugged field of Division I opposition in the Duke Invitational Friday, Saturday and Sunday
"Best Wishes For All OKTOBERFEST Activities »» POCHETTE'S FLORIST Mt N. MAIN STREET
per game while earning AllConference honors and a sport on the Academic AllRegion team last year. A graduate of Fairmont Heights High School, Fields scored 23 points per contest land pulled down an average of eight rebounds per game in his senior year. He and his Lancer teammates will open preseason basketball practice October 15.
community partner and supporter," said Donald Lemish, Vice-President for Institutional Advancement at Longwood. "Franchise Enterprises is an outstanding community partner."
Say a lot for a little. Send the Tickler* Bouquet from your FTD® Florist.
CARTERS flower shop 711 W. 3rd Street Farmville, VA 23901
392-3151 Send your thoughts with special care. • Rrgnterrd indrmjik at Hornn' Trtmworld Orfcvrry Auocunon
Fami/ypQpgg tenters FARMVILLE SHOPPINCCENTER FALL SPECIALS SEPT. 27 THRU OCT. 3. 1984
Velco-Close Wallet reg. $3.00
Sale 39$ ea.
Dream Fit Parity Hose 200 ct. College Ruled Paper
FARMVILLE. VIRGINIA 23001 PHONE 3B2-4IB4
Lay-Away Your Selection Today! Some items subject to early sellout.
THE ROTUNDA/Tuesday, October 9. 1984
Soccer Team Ranks 15th In Division II Pool Longwood's soccer team, 8-2-1 and ranked 15th in last week's ISAA-Adidas Division II pool, faces Eastern Division VISA foes Mary Washington Wednesday and Averett Saturday in road games this week. Last week the Lancers bowed to sixth ranked Division I Virginia 4-0 Tuesday
night and returned home to blank Eastern Mennonite 5-0 Saturday afternoon as
John Kennen and Tim Ford dominated the action. Ford and Kennen accounted for
c onl ft of n page 5
Open Oktoberfest 9:30-1:30 KREMEN FOR THE DEFENSE - Lancer Mark Kremen (9) gets set to blast the ball away from Longwood's goal in action from Tuesday's 4-0 loss at Virginia. Currie Photo
Duncan Named Chairperson Longwood women's women s basketball coach Shirley Duncan, who guided the Lady Lancers to a 16-10 record last season, has been named chairperson of district committees which will handle selections for Division II AilAmerican and Coach of the Year for 1984-85. Duncan will be the District III chairperson for the Kodak/Women's Basketball Coaches Association Division II AllAmerican basketball selections and for the WBCA/Converse "Coach of the Year" selection for Division II. The Longwood coach
Pocket Change AFFORDABLE FASHIONS Coll«g« Plaza Shopping Cantor Formvilla. VA. 23901
©PIN: MON THURS 10-1 FRIDAY 10 9 SATURDAY 10 8
• JEANS *
Gloria Vanderbilt • Jordache • Calvin Klein
Coordinates: Slacks: '14.99 to 18.99 Sweaters Er Vests ♦10.99 to '18.99
Panama Jack "10" Jeans
2:00 Saturday, are tne start of a seven game road swing over the next four weeks.
WORKSHOP workshop. Ten other professionals who are engaged in research, teaching and/or community service related to women's health will make presentations. The workshop schedule will be as follows: Friday, October 19.12 noon to 9:30 p.m., with a two-hour dinner break; Saturday, October 20, 9 a.m. to 9:15 p.m., with breaks for lunch and dinner; and Sunday, October 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a break for brunch. All of the sessions will be held in the Wynne Building on the Longwood Campus. Praticipants may earn two graduate or undergraduate credits or two Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Those who cannot attend the full workshop are invited to participate by the day; fees will be adjusted accordingly. For complete information on the workshop schedule, fees, and registration, call or visit Longwood's Office of Continuing Studies, Wynne Building, telephone 804-392-9256. The deadline for registration is October 16.
all five goals and two assists between them. Longwood's games at Mary Washington. 3:30 Wednesday, and Averett.
19" tos21M LAY-A-WAYS WELCOME Never A Service Charge
appointed by Darlene May of Cal State Poly Pomona and Cherri Mankenberg of NebraskaOmaha, national chairs, respectively.
Plain T-Shirts $2 -$3 Halloween Cards Clowns
Pino's Pizza Large Peperoni Pizza... 5
Delivery Only 50<t -£
5:00 P.M. 'til Closing
MONDAY ITALIAN HOAGIE w/CHIPS TUESDAY SPAGHETTI w/SALAD WEDNESDAY LASAGNA w/SALAD THURSDAY $1.00 OFF LARGE or 50$ OFF MEDIUM SICILIAN FRIDAY
^3$ $2.00 $2.85 $3.99
MEATBALL PARMIGIANO SATURDAY
BAKED ZITI w/SALAD $3.20 DINNER SPECIAL...25* EXTRA TO GO ONLY.
THE ROTUNDA/Tuesday, October 9, 1984
Sorority Rush Is Held Sorority Rush 1984 was a great success, with 79 young women walking on Sunday, September 30. Lead by Donna Eason of Kappa Delta Sorority and Ann Brownson, the Panhellenic Advisor, Rush came in with a boom! Starting off with Open House Parties on Sunday, September 23 and Monday, September 24, the Rushees were given their first glimpse of each of the sororities. After a free night on Tuesday, the 25th, Wednesday Ski Parties were held and also on Thursday. Each sorority here tried to show
the Rushees what their sorority was like. On Saturday, the 29th, Theme parties were held. At these parties the Rushees were given even more information about the sororities on the morning of Sunday the 30th the mood was very sentimental as the sororities presented their Inspirationals. Then on Sunday evening, in spite of rain, many damp spectators witnessed Rush 1984's climax as the festivities of walk commenced and 79 Longwood women were welcomed into their new sisterhoods.
cont from front page
bulletin, newsletters, and to spport those activities they find valuable to them." Due to the few number of employers that visit Longwood, Fallis and Dove go to them. The main goals of their visits is to give employers information about Longwood students, statistics of past graduates and making them aware of what Longwood College has to offer. They also invite employers to visit our campus and to meet those interested. Not only does the staff go to the employers and bring them back, but they also are responsible for taking the students to employers. On Wednesday, November 14, the OCPP will provide transportation to Lynchburg for "Challenge '85", a career fair for liberal arts majors. The OCPP keeps in touch with students who have graduated as well. A "follow-up" of Longwood grads is designed with detailed statistics and reports concerning the employment of former students. Another service of the office is the credential file, which is a systematic collection of recommendations/references, a personal data sheet, a transcript and a resume. These documents and information are used to support a candidate's application. The file will be sent to prospective employers upon request or it may also be used for entry to graduate school. Most important, participation in the programs
and services of the OCPP will help you to become a knowledgeable job seeker. As Fallis stated "it is not necessarily the person that is best for the job who will be the one to get it, but the one that goes after it in the best way!"
COMMENTARY cont from page 4
poor lack the means to be taxed. However, I counter by saying that an inability to accept this solution is a matter of scale, of relativity. The fifty percent concept is the easiest to grasp, for it should be quite apparent to all that everyone has half, the poor included. If someone makes as little as $2,000 a year, this still leaves him $1,000 for income taxes. Not a fortune certainly, but stil nothing to sneeze at. The problem some may see with property taxes is undoubtedly conceptual. That is their conception of property very likely tends toward the fallow acreage, midtown real estate, principal residence sort of thing. After all, property merely means ownership; that which one owns is one's property. Therefore property taxes could - and should - easily be levied
against the property of the poor. Equal freedom, equal responsibility. So no more free rides for hot plates, vinyl outerwear, or electric space heaters. Taxing the poor for their capital gains may be an arduous task but isn't an insurmountable one. Admittedly, it probably won't come up that often, but the poor would be well advised not to try selling off any leftover Spam Bake without reporting it. Inheritance is another tricky concept and while to some the word "inherit" may conjure up images of venerable country estates and square-cut emeralds, to others - i.e., the poor quite different visions spring to mind. A hand-medown pair of Dacron slacks is, of course, no square-cut emerald, but then again, one thousand dollars is, as I believe I mentioned in point number one. not a fortune.
administration," Boerner says. "There will be fewer than 200 (NHSC) awards annually now," he says, "compared to about 1200 four or five years ago when the program was at its peak." Even one of Ronald Reagan's personal physicians has rebuked the president for the cuts in aid to medical students. Programs such as the NHSC awards "Have enabled people with little
resources to reach their full potential," says Dr. James Giordano, one of the physicians who operated on Reagan when he was shot three years ago. Including himself as one of the students who was helped by federal assistance programs, Giordano hopes Reagan "will not abandon the commitment that has meant so much to me and my family."
CLASSIFIED ADS • Message to Send? • Service to Offer? Put it in a classified ad in The Rotunda $1.00 - 0-10 words $2.00 - 10-20 words $3.00 - 20-30 words Lunch and Dinner Wednesdays in the New Smoker AND Sunday nights 8-9 p.m. in The Rotunda news office across from the mailroom in Lankford's ground floor.
MED STUDENTS (it
n front page
Minority students particularly are being locked out of the medical field by soaring tuitions and dwindling scholarship funds, AAMC officials say. Since 1974, the report points out, the number of minority students attending medical schools has stalled at 8.3 percent of total enrollment. Many lower-income and minority students who would otherwise enter medical school are opting for less-costly business, chemistry, and biology degrees that will bring them high-paying jobs without a huge debt obligation, the medical dean reports. And cutbacks in federal student aid for med students promises to exacerbate the debt problem, says AAMC spokesman Robert Boerner. The main scholarship program for medical students, the National Health Services Corps (NHSC) awards, "is being cut radically and virtually phased out by the Reagan
Imp's HALLMARK Shop College Plaza Shopping Center 804-392-9041 When you cure enough i<> send the very best Plaques Posters Puzzles
©ctabcrfcHf 1984 V^
"'f$C ■• i
* Fried Mushrooms * California Salads •Deli Sandwiches "Gourmet Burgers * Mexican Dinners "Handout Ribeye Steaks
•Beef & Broccoli Dinners * Brownie Deluxe •Draft & Imported
Beers * Wines by Inglcnook
Farmville Shopping Center 392-6825
118 W. THIRD FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA 392-6755
HOURS: Monday-Wednesday 7 am - 2:30 pm Thursday-Saturday 7 am - 9 pm
BREAKFAST SERVED ALL DAY THURSDAY NIGHT "ALL YOU CAN EAT" SPAGHETTI WITH SALAD BAR...$3.75 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT FRESH SEAFOOD